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A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF
N A T U R A L HARMONICS
By PROFUNDIS, XH
Copyiiffht. 1910. by H. S?E N C E R LEWIS, F. Ft- C

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INTRODUCTORY EXPLAN ATIO N


T H E M Y S T E R Y O F N U M BER S
T h e limited space at my disposal prevents any extended introduction
to the general science o f numbersnumerology, so-calledeven if such an
introduction would serve a practical purpose.
Fo r many years there h ave appeared in the Am erican book m art
various text-boohs or systems explaining the m ysteries, meanings
and interpretations of numbers. N early all o f these have referred to the
Kabbalah or have based their fundamental arguments on some of the
principles contained in that strange, unorthodox Jew ish philosophy of
doubtful origin.
B u t whatever purpose the compiler o f the Kabbalah may have had in
mind is completely frustrated by the modern attempts to use those prin
ciples in connection with letters of the English languageor any lan
guage other than that in which the Kabbalah w as written and to apply
the numerical values and meanings therein to universal o r diversified
tongues and peoples*
Furtherm ore, we must go back to Pythagoras and the M agi o f E gyp t,
if we would understand the early conception o f numbers in their more
m ystical sense, and not to an unknown, narrow, illogical and abstract
thinker of the Christian era* Then we find good reason fo r believing
that in the beginning God geo me tr need .
W hat are num bers? Sym bols 1 Sym bols of all that is* I f , in the
beginning, God thought in numbers, as scientific men now admit, the uni
verse itself and all that Is in it, conceived in numbers and created accord
ing to numbers, must be m anifest in num bers*
In the laboratory of chem istry, in that of physics, in the electrician^
shop", the m usician's studio, the surveyor's office, the architect's Mudy,
the mechanic's plant in all of these, numbers and combinations o f
numbers constitute the symbols with which the master w orkers o f na
ture's forces express, measure, judge, weigh, test, try, prove and utilize
the elements with which they create and construct the m aterial thing*
around us*

Th e belief that numbers o f themselves and iti themselves possess a


power or potentiality, is ridiculous; yet most o f Llie present-day "num
ber systems arc based upon this belief.
F o r centuries the number 7 has been considered mystical. It seemed,
to many, to have a power or force distinctly its own, which is not pos
sessed by any other num ber; yet, five and two make seven, six and one
make seven, three and four make seven. T herefore, any power which 7
possesses must have had its origin, or elements, in the numbers J, 2, ,1, 4,
a and 6 ; and since all numbers beyond one are multiples o f one, any
power possessed by multiples of one must be found, in embryo at least,
in number one.
It is only a step further in such reasoning; to say, that if the power o f
all numbers begin in ouer each number higher than one possess a power
equal to its multiple of one; two would double the power o f one, three
thrice the power, and m ystic" seven would have seven limes the power
of one!
Th e essential point to have in mind, however, is that, w hereas the
power of one might give us (in our objective w orld ) a definite and dis
tinct manifestation, clearly defined from other material m anifestations,
seven would not give ns a sim ilar m anifestation stronger by seven-fold,
but a different m anijcstafioit, unlike that of one, exoterically and like it
esoterically.
This shows us, then, that one and seven, and a billion or m ore other
num bers may be used as symbols to express or represent a m anifestation
o f nature because 1 represents the first element o f all such m anifestations,
T H E L A W O F V IB R A T IO N S
In the preceding paragraph the phrase first element is used. I use
that phrase as a term without intention to convey the idea that one, or
number one, represents a first element o f nature's material m anifesta
tions ; in that sense the term element would re fe r to the prim ary mani
festations o f matter, such as electrons, atoms or molecules, T h is is not
meant in this case.
The first element in the operation o f nature's great law s is, however,
the radiation o f that mighty, all-potent, divine force, N O U S , from the
divine mind which first conceived the U niverse in numbers and projected
that conception by means of the Logos, (the lost word, as explained in
the Fourth Degree o f our Temple teachings).
T ru ly, one might write a large book in an attempt to explain this
simple law, and never do it justice. In fact, a fte r vain trials to set forth
the law as completely as possible, 1 have found that these tw o qualities
are impossible in one manuscript. T herefore, I have reduced my laTger
and complex explanation to the follow ing brief an alysis:
The Vibrations with which we have to deal throughout this system o f
N atural H arm onics arc those V ibrations which we have studied as Spirit
Vibrations in the First Degree of our W ork.
T h e source o f these Vibrations is o f little import here, but w c shall
recognize the fact that they are propagated by the Sun's emanations and
reach the earth in this manner.

T o this fact let us add the Rosaecrucian statement, that all 'such
Vibrations are o f or from an energy which, as stated heretofore, i i
called N O U S*
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Nous, then, is the energy radiating the V ibrations which, in theits
m aterial m anifestations on earth, are known as spirit vibrations, (O u r
members o f the Fourth atid higher degrees w ill understand the veiled
references made here*)
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N ow , according to the L aw , this energy, N ous, leaves its source and
radiates toward the surface of the earth in a series of w aves t just a i
w aves travel over the su rface o f a smooth body of water when a stond
is dropped into the water*
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W e must understand this point well, so 1 will add a diagram :
A

FIG* TW O

L et us assume that the dotted line (W ) in Fig, 2 represents the su r


face of the water when perfectly smooth and level. Anti, let us assume
that the arrow at A indicates where a stone has / jf dropped through the
w ater's surface. Then the heavy, w ave-line will represent thef
o f the water's surface, the w aves moving outw ard from A. It will be
noted that there arc hills and valleys in this series of waves, the hills
being indicated by B , D, F , etc., and the valleys by C, E , G, etc. It w ill
also be noted that the hills or crests o f the w ave rise partly above that
(dotted) line which was the normal, level su rface of the water b efo re
being disturbed by a projection o f the action at A ; likew ise the valleys*1
are proportionately beneath the normal, level line.
I offer, now, two other diagram s for your consideration:

I f , at the "striking point, or place o f culmination w e place an up


right slick in the water, marked S in the above diagram s, we w ill have a
condition much like that which exists when a stone w all surrounds a lake,
or when a rock is at the shore of such a body o f water*
T h e waves
C, D E , F , G, H and I would strike o r "pound" such
a stick, w all or rock, with a certain regularity and periodicity depending
upon how closely the w aves succeeded each other.

A n important point to be noticed, however, is that there w ill be two


Im pulses or blows delivered against the stick S by each w a ve ; one when
the crest o f the wave strikes the stick (a s shown by J in Fig. T h re e ) * and
O ne when the fu r r o w o f the wave strikes (a s shown by 1 in Fig* F o u r),
T h erefo re, the crests of the waves would strike S alternately with
the fu rro w s, and while the impulses received at S would be regular, in the
O rd e r J , I, H , G, F , E , D, C and B, nevertheless* the impulses delivered by
I, G , E , C , would be mild compared to those impulses delivered by
H , F , D, B ; in fact, experim ents would show that the impulses o f
l t G t E , C, would be of a negative nature while th e others would be o f a
Positive nature.
I append two more illustrations to make plain this and another effect
Df these w ave im p u lses:
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FIG. SIX

In these two diagram s I have substituted figures i to 9 fo r the letters


A to J in indicating the w aves, numbering the first wave to travel
fo rw a rd , 1.
L e t us assume that we have fastened the stick S on a pivot in its
centre (on the w aters level indicated by the dotted line) so that the stick
w ill tip forw ard o r backward, top and bottom, on its pivot.
N ow , when impulse No. 2 (the crest o f the w ave) strikes against
the tipper part o f the stick, it will bend, or push that part o f the stick
backward, as shown in Fig. Five* Im m ediately follow ing this action w ill
come the impulse o f No. 3, and this impulse, pushing against the bottom
^>f the stick, tends to neutralise the effect o f the impulse at No. 2, and
thus; the stick is brought back to its original upright position, as shown in
F ig . S ix , But, at once the S receives impulse No. 4 and moves back
w ard again, only to be overcom e in its backward swing by the neutralising
im pulse o f No, S. T h is process will continue with regularity so long as
the w aves are propagated or projected against the stick,

P A R T TW O
TH E PR IN C IP LE S O F N A T U R A L H A R M O N ICS
In the foregoing pages, constituting P art One o f this w ork, I have
attempted to give, in the form o f an introduction to the science, those

fundam ental laws and terms which will make this Second Part o f the
science m ore understandable.
In a more or less subtle manner I introduced, therefore* such terms
a s the following, rather than to have presented them in a dry and unin
teresting dictionary fo r m :
M anifestations o f Vibrations
N ous
Radiation
W aves
W ave line
Undulations
Crests of W aves
Furrow s
Projection o f W aves
S trikin g Point (place o f culmination)
Periodicity
Impulses
P ositive Impulses
N egative Im pulses
N eutralizing Im pulses,
W ith these important terms, conditions and law s in mind, let us pro
ceed to study them in connection with a definite system fo r determining
the material m anifestations o f Nous,
I must append several other diagram s, are fo llo w s:
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FIG . SE V E N

I f w e lengthen one of the w ave-lines and number the crests and


fu rro w s o f the waves as in F ig, 5 and Fig, 6, we find that the even
numbers, 2 t 4, 6, 8, jo, 12, iq, 16, 18, etc,, are the numbers o f the P ositive
Im pulse W aves, while the numbers I, 3, 5, 7, cj, i i , 13 , 15, 17, etc,, are
those o f the N egative Impulse W aves. T h erefore, we h ave the basis
fo r the
f i r s t P r in c ip le : Even numbers are P ositive Num bers and odd numbers
are N egative Num bers. T h ese are symbols fo r the Positive and
N egative Impulses.
Hecause the Positive Im pulses give action to that which they
strike" at the place o f culm ination they arc also Im pulses o f A ctio n ;
and because the N egative Im pulses neutralize such action and cause
or bring about a condition of rest o r balance* they are called Im
pulses o f Stability. (S ee Figures 5 and 6 .) Th erefore, we have
Seco nd P rin cip le t P ositive Im pulses are W ave Im pulses o f A ction and
N egative Im pulses are W ave Im pulses o f Stability. T h ese are also
called A ctive Im pulses and Static Impulses. T h erefo re, even num
bers symbolize active imputses and odd numbers symbolize action
arrested.

JVitrtf P rin c ip le: Since it is the A ctive-Im pulse -which causes a continual
chongr in the effect o f the V ibrations of N ous, the Active Impulses
are called Creative Im pulses; and since the Static (rest) Im pulses
bring about a period o f stability in the process o f creative change,
during which the change may be observed, these Static Impulses are
called M anifestation Im pulses.
T h is latter principle m ay be illustrated by our sacred triangle, as
fo llo w s;

A C T IV E
C R EA T fV E

REST
ST A T IC

M AN IFESTATIO N

T o make this principle very clear, we need only consider that if the
Im pulses o f Action were sufficiently rapidso close together because o f
the velocity of the w avesthe action or motion produced at the Mstrik
ing point (place of culmination) would be so continuous (rapid in repe
tition) that, were this rapid motion not arrested, or stayed, at regular
intervals, we would have no definite m anifestation (o r stable position o f
unrest) during which the phenomena being produced could he witnessed
by our objective senses.
An excellent simile is to be found in the action of the moving picture
film impressions on Ihe eye. T h e small individual pictures travel through
the optica! machine on a film at such a rate or velocity as to cause, on an
average, r6 successive pictures to appear on the screen each second o f
time. In other words, 16 pictures per second flash on the scTecn. These
pictures move from the top o f the screen downward, Such motion would
be the A ction o f the picture im pulses and they would not be visible to the
eye in the form of picture m anifestations if there were not inserted, be
tween each picture action im pulses a rest impulse. In other words, the
pictures on the film are so taken and thrown upon the screen that, after
fac h o f the 16 pictures jum p to its place in the centre o f the screen, a
'mechanical device in the stcrcopticon causes the picture to come bo a rest,
a condition o f stability, and it is during this small period of rest that the
static impulse is carried to the eye and permits a m anifestation of the
picture to the objective sense. Otherwise the 16. pictures per second
would be continually in motion, sliding by on the screen so rapidly that

the pictures would alw ays he "becom ing* something without ever ceasing
long enough in the process o f becoming to have a definite, stable mani
festation*
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Th is Tcminds us o f the old axiom of H eraclitus, the Philosopher, ^wfio,
ages ago, said that m atter is constantly becoming1'. H e meant tg say
that it is ever-changing, alw ays "becoming11 something different, jugt as
each of the 16 pictures on the screen is Incoming the next one.
In the case o f the moving film pictures we have, let us say, 10 pic
tures at rest each second of time and 16 pictures in motion each second
of tim e; therefore, the rest period is 1-32 of a second of time, arid tlijs
very short period o f rest is sufficient in length to make an impression
upon the eye. I f this seems w onderful, realize, if you can, what jvohders
must be perform ed when the rate o f the active and rest impulses are not
16 or 32 per second but ten thousand, yes, ten million or ten billioij per
second.
T h is observation leads to the next principle, that o f the periodicity o f
the W ave-impulses, or R ate o f Vibrations*
W e have ju=t been considering the rate o f the moving picture im
pulses, which we found to be equal to 16 w aves per second or 32 im pulse}
per second (on the basis o f one Positive (active) and one N egative (re stj
impulse to each w ave)* In this case, the W ave length would he 16 per
second; we are not concerned, however, with the w a ves o f radiations in
the present study* but with the impulses caused by the w aves and these
impulses (without regard to nature) are called, by this system, V ibra
tions. T h erefore we have the
fo u r th P rin c ip le: Th e number of both Positive (active) and Negative
(re st) impulses which any object radiates per second is the R^te o f
the Vibration of or from that object* T h is rate is obtained by
counting o f the number o f such impulses received at or impressed
upon the point or place o f culmination (i. c., where such impulses
produce a material m an ifestation).
W e are now ready to consider the next, and very important principle.
N ot all the m anifestations of wave-im pulses a re sensed by our objective
faculties* Ju s t as motion m ay be too rapid for our observation, or ap
preciation of the movement, so, many o f the m anifestations (results pro
duced) o f wave-im pulses (vibrations) are beyond our present, material,
objective consciousness* Note that I say present consciousness, fo r we
are gradually evolving to a more sensitive consciousness o f many such
refined m anifestations; in facL, our work and study in the Rosaecrucian
Tem ples should grad ually attune us to these high and more subtle mani
festatio n s; daily experiments in the Suprem e Grand Lodge prove this.
3 also say objective consciousness, for there are other m anifestations o f
these vibratory impulses which are not (and never were intended to be)
sensed by our objective faculties and fo rever remain m the realms o f the
subjectivethe cosmic, as demonstrated in our higher degrees.
A ccording 10 the most simple experim ents in the laboratories o f
physics and chemistry, the variation in the rates o f impulses causes a
consistent variation in the results produced by such impulses* (T h is wi]l
he recognized by our members from the experim ents with the vibrations

in p.n lio n rod, as explained in the Temple lectures o f the F irst DegTee),
T h erefore we have the
F ift h P rin cip le i The frequency o f impulses, constituting the R ate o f V%brations, is the m easure whereby all phenomena (m anifestations) o f
N ous radiations are distinguished, classified and brought to our scien
tific, analytical consideration.
B y the foregoing live principles, then, we learn that N ous radiates
bn energy or power (o r something, if you wish I) which radiation is in
the form o f waves having impulses* These impulses, in the nature o f
Slow to extrem ely rapid vibrations, produce varied results or m anifesta
tions, each o f which is due to a definite rate of vibration and distinctive
from other m anifestations because o f a definite rate o f vibrations pro
ducing it.
In this simple w ay I have taken my readers, I believe, through the
most com plex problems of the Rosaccrucian principles o f N ous vibratory,
creative taws. A s I stated at the very beginning, a large and profound
to o k could be written exhaustively to cover such principles as have been
given in the foregoing pages. In this brief form , however, the student
with an analytical mind, love of research and desire to elaborate, will
have a good foundation fo r building the more complete study, which,
a fte r all, is a w ork fo r all our T w elfth D egree or Illum inati members.
I will now take my students into the labyrinths of the practical w ork
ings o f some of these laws and principles*
Th e practical work of this system w ill cover many sections of N atural
llarm onics. Space in this hook forbids the explanation o f all these sec
tions, so hut one w ill be offered at this time.
T h erefore, the next part o f this w ork w ill present the U niversal Cosmic
4Ccy Board and its m anifestations in Sounds", so fa r as they relate to
names.
Future sections of this w ork will relate to Chem istry, The Fourth D i
mension, Music, Physical Creation, T h e In fr a W orld, Cosmic (S o u l) E s
sence and Attunement, A rt, Planetary Influences, etc,

P A R T T H R EE
T H E U N IV E R S A L CO SM IC K E Y B O A R D
Reference has been made so many times in ou r Temple Lectures, to the
U n iversal Cosm ic K e y Board through which all V ibrations m anifest, and
So often is this invisible K e y Board played upon in the experim ents o f the
S ix th and higher degrees, that a complete explanation and presentation
c f the K e y Board requires no apology in this private, members library
^publication ; though I would most surely hesitate to put together on paper
the keys fo r this K e y Board (taken from the rarest and most secret and
sacred documents o f our O rder) and have it given to the w orldtlie
profane world in a public book.
I f w e assum e that even three of the five fundam ental principles set
forth in the preceding pages are true, then we must realize at once that
the V ibrations of N ousthe rate of impulsesm ay v a ry from one or
m ore per second up to possibly billions per second; and we must see at

once that if the different rates of vibrations produce or cause distinctly


different m anifestations, then there must be a w onderful schedule o f
classified vibrations and the accompanying classification o f m anifestations.
N ow this is precisely true, and the K e y B oard is the Sym bolical C lassi
fication o f both V ibrations and M anifestationsT o understand the simple working o f this com plex K ey Board, a few
diagram s may he necessary.
H - 7=7

E ven N um ber*
Positive Polarity S

33
32- 5 -S

U ^ f e n N um bers
N egative Polarity

4-1 *1
30- 3 - 3

2 -11 9 - 21
7-25
U n even N u m b er* ^
N egative Polarity \

E ven N u m b er*
Positive Polaiity

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U n even N um ber*
N egative Polaiity

21- 4
3 -2 1
20- Z
1*xL0 = |9

6 *1 7

16- T
6 15
E ven N u m b er* ^
Positive Polarity i

14 S

4 *1 3
tl- 3

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10 - I
9 * 9

d -d
7 *7
Uneven N um ber*
N egative Polarity

6 -6
6 * 5

4 -4
5 - 3
2 -2

1-1
N egative
V ibratory
I m p u liu

E v e n N u m b ers

Positive Polarity

Positive

Vibialoiy
Impulses

v' T h e above diagram is intended to convey one other law or principle


Regarding the waves we have been studying*
P O L A R IT Y O F N U M BERS
. W e observe in this diagram that the Positive Impulses o f a w ave are
grouped in certain periods having N egative or Positive polarities; and the
N egative im pulses o f a wave arc grouped in periods having positive and
negative polarities, By this diagram , therefore, it is evident how Positive
(even) numbers m ay resolve themselves into a positive force having either
a positive or negative p olarity; and this polarity w ill affect (m od ify) the
positive influence of the positive impulses*
A Positive Impulse with a Positive Polarity will e x ert a stronger
Positive effect than a Positive Impulse with a N egative Polarity* A N ega
tive impulse with a N egative Polarity w ill be stronger in its N egative e f
fect than one with a Positive Polarity*
R u le : A ll even numbers reducible to an uneven number ( i6 7, for
for instance) are Positive Num bers with N egative Polarities. A ll
N egative Num bers reducible to even numbers ( 3 14, fo r instance)
are N egative Num bers having a Positive Polarity.
V alu e: A PosiLive Num ber with a N egative Folarity* equals in
str'cngLh a N egative Num ber with a P ositive Polarity, and vice versa.

(3 14 ; 1 6 = 7 ; 4 1- 7=

11=1

i 31 + 1 6 = 4 ;; 4 + 7 = 1 1 = 0 *

FIG. EIG H T

W hether we are dealing with the w aves o f occult forces or the


w aves o f sound and light (as analyzed In the laboratories o f the scientist),
one principle is quickly discovered. The W aves lose their strength (fo rc e )

and become less in rate o f vibration as they travel through space or


matter.
W aves o f any kind leave the source of llieir origin (or place o f
creationsuch as sound waves from a vibrating piano w ire) with a cer
tain number o f vibrations p er second and with a certain strength. Both o f
these qualities continue constant for a period o f time, a fter which the w ave
begins to dampen, or become w eaker, and the wave eventually cease*
to exist. Sound waves from a piano or musical instrument, or from
the human voice, w ill travel or carry fo r a certain distance and time,
depending upon the shrillness (pitch,high rate of vibration at the origin)
am] the strength of the impulse at the beginning.
T h e r e f o r e , 1 s u b m it th is d ia g r a m

i l lu s t r a t in g h o w o n e o f o u r w a v e s

b e g in s strongly ( in d i c a t e d b y th e w id th o f th e w a v e ) a n d w ith rapid v i

brations ( in d ic a L c d b y th e c lo s e n e s s o f th e i m p u l s e s ) . B o t h o f t h e s e
qualities b e c o m e weaker o r less a f t e r th e w a v e h a s t r a v e le d s o m e d i s
ta n c e , fin a lly e n d in g in th e d y in g o u t o f th e w a v e , w ith o u t w id th o r im
p u ls e ( s t r e n g t h o r v i b r a t io n ) .

Som e waves m ay carry a few feet through space before dying out
such as very ioiv and soft musical notes. Other w aves m ay carry, or
travel, io,ooo feet, such as a shrill steam whistle, and be plainly heard
before d y i n g out. Ligh t waves from a candle flame m ay carry o n ly ICO
feet, while the sun-light waves carry or travel m ile s uncountable,
Figure No. 8 shows a wave having its direction dow nw ard, vertically,
instead of horizontally, as in the previous diagram s o f waves. T his
is because we are now about to study tlie W aves o f N ous, which reach
the earth in a downward or vertical direction, tike the lines o f gravita
tion, from the Great, Divine Source of Alt that F x ists,
Figure No. 9 is the end of the wave shown in N o. 8, only it is greatly
enlarged, and more plainly indicates how the wave line grad u ally dies
out.
In this diagram the heavy black wave line in the centre is the pure
wave of Nous radiations.
T h e diagram shows how this pow erful wave w ill cause P ositive and
N egative Impulses, Let us turn this diagram around so that the wave
travels horizontally (as in F igu res 2 to 6 ), and consider the upper part
of the wave as the Positive Impulses and the low er as N egative Im pulses
(as in Figu res 4 to 6 ). T h is wilt help you to understand why the one
side o f the wave is marked Positive Im pulses and the other N egative
Im pulses. N ow turn the diagram around again so that the W ave descends
as it is meant to do.
We note that the Im pulses o f the heavy wave are w eaker and o f less
width (or strength) as the wave dies o u t W e note also that each Positive
and N egative Impulse o f the heavy (N o u s) W ave gives forth, or pro
duces, smaller waves which descend parallel to the heavy (N o u s) W ave.
These sm aller waves have various rates o f vibrations, depending upon the
Im pulse o f Nous which produced them. T h e numbers beneath the dia
gram indicate the rate o f vibrations per second o f each of these smaller
wave*.

W e also note that these smaller w aves have vibrations o f from


to 17 per second. Som e waves have only one vibrationone impulse
per second; and some have as high as billions per second. It would be
Impassible to make and produce in a book of this size and kind a diagram
which would show ail these w a ve s; hence, only a few are shown to illus
trate the principle.
A section of the diagram is marked off to show the "period o f a
seco n d *; this indicates how one m ay measure or com pare the number o f
Impulses (vibrations) a wave m ay h ave in a second o f time (one-sixtieth
o f a m inute),
T H E D IV E R S IT Y O F V IB R A T IO N S
I f we stop to consider that there are millions of Nous w aves radiating
toward the earth constantly and that each Nous wave gives forth, or pro
duces upon the so-catted aether o f the atmosphere, sm aller waves o f
various rates o f vibrations, as shown in F igu re 9, then we must realize
that there are constantly radiating toward the earth billions and hundreds
c f billions o f such small w aves o f various degrees or rates of vibrations ;
in fact, the air, the atmosphere all space, is filled, charged, with these
vibrating w a ve s; millions o f them vibrating, unseen and unfelt, at low
rates o f from 1 to 100 vibrations per second; millions at 100 to 10,000
per second; millions more at to,000 to jo.qoo.oog per second; and millions
and millions more at greatly higher rates.
I f every vibration produces some material m anifestation distinctly
its own, there must be some scale, some schem e, whereby these vibrating
w aves fa ll into natural classifications in accordance with a divine* infinite
or cosmic law.
The scheme or scale is like unto a keyboard with notes and octaves;
Ihe cosmic law selecting those keys and octaves is nature's system o f
harmonics.
N O TES A N D O C T A V E S
In nature's scheme o f harm onics, alt rates o f vibrations fa ll into cer
tain, definite relationships m aking fo r harmonious associations and
harmony.
In this scheme, which constitutes the sym bolical key-board, there are
seven fundamental notes and five intermediate notes. T h e seven funda
mental notes constitute the octave, although the five intermediate notes
are w ithin the octave also. T h ese notes are related th u sly; three funda
mentals united by two intermediate notes; then fo u r fundam entals united
by three intermediate notes. T h is relationship at once establishes the law
o f two blending into three and three blending into fo u r , T h is law also
gives us certain basic harmonic numbers, as fo llo w s: 2 + 3 = 5 . 3 + 4 ==75 + 7 = 1 2 . I2T=3. T h erefore the basic harmonic numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7
and 12, the latter number resolving itself into 3<
Th e key-board, as we see, has 12 notes (the seven fundam entals and
five interm ediates) to each octave* p tve such octaves constitute a p eriod
o f harm ony, and 12 such periods constitute the entire Cosm ic Keyboard.
T h erefore the Cosm ic K eyboard contains 60 octaves o f 12 keys each, or
a total of 720 keys (notes),

E ach o f these notes represent a definite number o f vibrations (im


pulses) radiating tow ard the earth, beginning with one vibration per
second for the first hey and ending with trillions of vibrations per second
fo r the last k ey.
A n important point to remember in connection with the relationship
o f the keys to the rates o f vibrations, is that each isth key (or octave)
represents a number o f vibrations per second exactly double that o f the
preceding 12th (or octave). Thus, the 13th key represents 2 vibrations
per second: the 25th represents 4 vibrations per second; the 37th repre
sents 8 vibrations; the 49th represents i 5 vibrations, etc. The notes of
each ocLave represents the vibrations falling within its first note o f that
octave and the first note of the succeeding o ctave; for instance, the third
octave o f the keyboard represents all the vibrations of from 4% to 8J4
vibrations per second* T h ere being tw elve notes to an octave, there
would be 4% vibrations per second to be divided among the 12 notes o f
the third octave; fo r this reason some notes would represent notes o f
vibrations in fractions such as 4% per second, or 6$4 r 5 1_5 Pcr second*
T h ese fractional notes are usually written in decimals, as 4 2 5 vibrations
per second.
In the higher octaves there are larger numbers to divide among the
12 notes o f each octave. In the tenth octave, fo r instance, there arc
544 vibrations per second to he divided anion? 12 notes (the first note of
the n t h having 1088 vibrations per second). Th erefore, some notes in this
tenth octave would have fractional rates of vibrations, such as the D of
that octave which equals 6 11.2 8 vibrations per second, while the next note
D# equals 643-80, and E equals 682.38 per second.
Thus we see that not every rate of vibration is accounted fo r in our
keyboard ; although DIF and E , as mentioned above, are next to each
O th e r, there Is a difference o f more than fine in their rates of vibration,
Illustrated thus:
K
D?

682.38
645.80
36.r8=^difference in rate causing difference in sound.

In other words, the keys in the keyboard represent rates o f vibrations


twtfh sufficient difference to give a distinct difference in sound, ot color,
or chemical or heat o r whatever may be manifested by the octave*
In the case at hand, 679 vibrations per second would give the sound
of E , hut too low in pitch to harmonize or agree with the pitch of the note
preceding it, if that note (D E) was produced by 645.80. Likew ise 690
vibrations per second would give ihe note o f E , but it would be too high
in pitch fo r the D# which preceded it*
In this system we shall tenn these intermediate rates o f vibrations
those rates coming between the keys o f the keyboard: t&iv ra tes" when
they are slightly less in number of a key ra te ; and high rates when they
are slightly in excess of a key r a t e ; and neutral rates when they come
ju st between two keys. ( A neutral rate w ill alw ays have the quality of
the two keys on either side o f it, but m anifest perfectly neither one.)

O ctaves constitute not only groups of J2 notes but groups o f m anifes


tations, Thus, the first ten octaves produce the sensations of feeling and
hearing,m anifestations o f action which may he felt and even seen, and
(hose o f Sound* Th e next octaves give different manifestations, and so
on throughout the six ty octaves o f the Cosm ic Keyboard.
Th e follow ing diagram illustrates the Keyboard surrounding the Sun
from which it receives its vibrations (o r N ous Im pulses),

T h e K eyboard of S ix ty O ctaves is divided into 12 groups tailed


V ibratory P eriods, each Period having five octaves o f 12 notes, or 60 notes
to each Period.
W e note atso that each Period is related to a Sign o f the Zodiac,
and that the F irst Octave begins in the Sign of Aries.
A ll this will be highly significant to those interested in A strology
(and A stronom y), but more so to those who are in the Seventh or higher
degrees.
It is impossible in this limited space to set forth all that F igu re No, 10
indicates, but in future parts o f this subject (to be published later) each
Period o f the Cosm ic Keyboard will be treated fully,

The special purpose o f the present issue is to explain the fundamentals


of the principles o f sound values, atid to apply these to a system for de
termining the cosmic and mystic values of names and birth dates. A fte r
all, this is an interesting application o f the principles of N atural H a r
monics, and though secondary to the truly valuable principles o f chem
istry* physics, biology, electricity and ontology* it is a stepping-stone to
understanding the higher la w s; and, because of its increasing interest
and popularity, may lead many to discern who might otherwise fail to
observe.

P A R T FOUR
T H E V IB R A T O R Y V A L U E S A N D SIG N IFIC A N C E O F N A M E S
"W hat s in a nam e?" Naught, unless that name is spoken! 'T is the
word, o f't repeated, that has p ow er; fo r it attracts and attunes,
and such attraction and attunement brings health or disease, power or
weakness, light or darkness* jo y or sadness* success or failure, each in a
varying degree o f intensity according to the degreenumbero f attraction
or attunement.
Epoken

ALtuncmcnt to w hat? T h e Cosm ic F o rc e s! Strike one note on the


keyboard o f your piano, and you will find it is attracted to one other note
and at the same time attunes with still anoth er; and your one note is
vibrating to a m anifestation o f three. M usicians know th is: it makes fo r
harmony, balance, perfection o f tone*soul qualities.
W hat are the two sympathetic, harmonious notes which so m ys
teriously respond, as affinities, to the one note? The question requires
a system to give the correct answer. T h is is true o f music, and it is like
w ise true o f notes spoken, not played.
In the introduction to this work reference was made to the principle
that, in creating the Universe* G ad first conceived all things in numbers*
then spoke the word (the "L o g o s* ) which set into vibration the things
conceived*
Oh M ighty W o rd ! W ould tin t we knew the W ord, T h e W ord/
A s Rosaecrucians, we know one word, strangely ( ! ) potent in its pos
sibilities, mighty in its m anifestations in the m aterial w o r ld ; it is the tost
w o rd of the ancients; hut it is incomparable with the G reat W ord which
was L aw , Perfect* Divine, Omnipotent Law .
Logical analysis and a study of the Cosmic Keyboard tells us, that
"w hat is in a nam e" is sound. It is sound vibrations which produce mani
festations, When a simple, m ystic word is spoken and glass is shattered,
lights become dim* musical strings respond, nerves tingle and the blood
warms* it is not the letters constituting the word which are significant,
hut the vo w e l sounds in the w o r d f
H erein is the difference between this system o f N atural Harmonica
and all so-called number systems. H ow can the letters o f a word have
any bearing upon the vibratory value o f the name, if some o f the letters
are not pronounced? In sound value, what is the difference between laugh
and laff or l a f ; yet the numerical valuation o f laugh and la f would be de
cidedly different according to "number system s*

IS

And, how can you give a number" value o f i to the 0 in fa t h e r


and also give I as the number value of o in hat and h a y f Is it not
apparent that these three a s arc of different sound values? And how
can you give the number** value of 6 to a (as all, or nearly all num ber"
systems do), when you have that same letter pronounced differently in
G eorge and Joseph, Loom is and Mooney, Rosamond and M ontgomery, etc?
T h e deep student o f sounds ami their m ystical values will realize
a t once how utterly absurd such number systems are, from the above
argument. But add to all this the fact that these systems even give
number value to the consonants many of which are never pronounced,
and a ll o f w hich take on the sound o f the vowels they are united with.
H ow would you pronounce the consonant M ? See if you can discover
how the value of 4 could be given to that letter, invariablyt when it is
pronounced differently in each o f the follow ing w o rd s: mine, me, may,
more, met, mule, moot, mart, mat* Is not the difference in the sound
value of each of these words due to the sound values o f the i, ct 0, 0,
and it?
VO W EL

V A L U A T IO N S

Th erefore, w e must determine the sound values o f these vowels, sing


ly and in combination with other letters. T h is will constitute the basis of
our system fo r determining the sound value or vibratory values o f names.
Regardless o f the language spoken, there are but tw elve distinct
vowels used in the pronunciation o f names. These may be slightly modi
fied in some languages* but essentially they are the same as those out
lined here.
W e find, therefore, that all names are composed o f sounds which may
be analyzed into the twelve sounds o f one octave* In other words, the
tw elve vowel sounds composing alt names constitute one octave o f 12 notes
o f the Cosmic Keyboard*
In the large diagram of the Cosm ic K eyboard, there ate nine or
m ore octaves constituting the first two periods o f the Cosmic Keyboard,
These octaves include the B ass and T reble octaves oF the piano keyboard*
In the centre o f thisor in the octave just above middle C o f the piano,
are the twelve notes representing the 12 vowel sounds form ing all names.
These vowel sounds a re as fo llo w s :

L IS T

OF

VO W EL

SO U N D S

A ANO O

K ey
Note
A

V ib r a tio n
N um ber

542
r'

o w els

* * *

ah, ar, rah, aim*

(as

in

con, ohn* ow.

father, M artha,

Robert,

Constance*

John*

H ow ard, etc.).
F

361

a. ay* am, ha, ja ,

F*

382

at* ad, ha, al, an,

(a s in hay, James* air* M ay, etc*)


ak,

(as in hat, Albert, Anna* Ja c k , F ran k, etc.)


C

273

o, oh, ro, no, nor, do, jo*


(as m Theodora, Roman* N ora, D ora, George (Jo r g e ),
Joe* etc,)
E AND E E

505

e, ie, ee* y, ree, icn, een, leen, thee, bee, be,


(as in Peter, Jam ie, W illie, Queen* M ary (M ay-ree),
Ruby, Katheliene, Theodora, etc.)

341

eth, ed, eh, cn* cl, egh, c f, yeiu* red, get,


(as

in

Elizabeth,

Eddie,

Helen,

G e o r(g e),

Effie,

R a l(p h ) , W illiam (yem ), Frederick, etc.)

403

i, in, n, y,
(as in Rice, Angeline, H ylan, etc.)

DJ

323

k , is, it, k k , ilf i* iv, in,


(as in Alice

(A lis ),

Beatrice*

Doris, Louis, Lewis*

Edith, FredenV** fPi/liam, Bill* Vivien* Benjam in, etc.)


u
Gtf

426

ur, ud, urt, u, uz, us*


(a s in E a rl ( U r l) , Gertrude (Gurtrude, Ju d , Robert
(R ob w rt), Albert (A lh n rO , Justice, etc*)

306

u, ru, 00,
(as in Judith, R uby, Lucy* Room, Lrcuis, Louis.)

Aff

476

an*

at

290

off, ov, or,

(as in Esau , Maud, Paul* etc.)


(a s in Getzoff, Nova* Orville, etc.)

According to this schedule, all names will find their composition in


this list o f vowel sounds- A t first it m ay appear difficult to determine
the exact vowel sounds in a name, hut a little practise will show that
every one must come within the above classification. Let us take the
name o f H arry. There are two syllables in that name and they arc toned
according to the vowel sounds which a re : Ila-rcc. The H a in this name
is a. vowel sound like the ha in the word hat, and in no w ay like ih c ha
in the word hardt where there is only one vowel sound, composed o f the
letters or. Therefore* H a o f H arry would have the vibratory number o f
382, while ftar of hard would have the vibratory number of 452.
Then there is the name Constance, where we have only two vowel
sounds. Som e may claim there are three, by saying the name CO NS T A N - S E . B ut the final sound of the name depends upon the preceding
sound. T h e final cc o f the name has tio sound distinctly its own in this
case, fo r in every word where the cc or nee is used the sound o f the ctt
depends upon the vowel preceding it, such as ance, itice, once, unce, ence.
Therefore* Constance has two vowel sounds, on and an. T h e on in this
name is different from the on in bone, tone, lone, etc* It is like the on in
fond, bond, pond, etc. It has the vibratory number o f 452. Th e <i in
Constance is like the an in Anna, anvil, A ndover, etc,, and the value o f
the a in such sounds is vibratory number 382, the key note being FJt.
S o the very first thing to do in reading the vibrations and vibration
values o f a name is to set the name into its true vowel sounds. T his
should be done by careful analysis o f the true sounds composing the name
A S I T I S S P O K E N B Y T H E P E R S O N A N D IH S O R H E R
F R T E N D S ; for the power o f a name 3s in the sounds produced by its
constant use, as it is used, and not as some languages o r tongues would
speak it, I f a man's name Is Smith and he insists upon pronouncing his
name sm Yth, with the sound o f y or i as in high, then in considering his
name this method o f pronouncing should be noted regardless o f the
spelling.
T o help make the system o f determining vow el sounds plain, I w ill
give a few names with their a n a ly sis:
T UK

M ARTHA
CLARA
A L IC E
V IV IE N
M AY
M ARY*
GERTRUDE
M A D E L E IN E
B E A T R IC E
E L IZ A B E T H
D O R IS
DORA
BELLE

A N A L Y S IS

M ar-tha,
Cla-ra,
A l-is,
Viv-ee-en*
Majr,
M ay-ree, '
Gcr-t rude,
Mad-e-liene,
Rea-trice,
E-liz-e'beth,
D or-is,
Do-ra,
Bell*

OP

NAM ES

IN T O

ar-ah*
a-ah,
a-is*
iv-ee-en,
ay,
ay-ree,
ur-nd,
ad-e-Ieen,
bec-tris,
eh-liz-ch, eh,
or-is,
oh-ra,
el,

VO W ELS

452 and 452


382 and 453
382 and 323
323, 505 and 341
36i
361 and 505
426 and 306
382,341 and 505
505 and 333
34 L S 3 3r34i and 341
2 73 and 323
273 and 453
34t

K A T H E R IN E
H ELEN
ELEAN O R
DO RO THY
RUBY
ANN
A N G E L IN E
E D IT H
M AUD
H EN RY
GEO RGE
HARRY
H ARVEY
W IL L IA M
F R E D E R IC K
ALBERT
RALPH
EARLE
RO BERT
TH EO DO RE
JA M E S
FRAN K
JA C K
JO H N
B E N IA M IN
D A N IE L
PETER
R IC E
L O U IS
L E W IS
HOW ARD
O R V IL tE

Katti-e-rine,
Hel-en,
ELea-nor,
Dor-o-thy,
Ru-by,
Ann,
An-gel-ine,
E-dith,
Maud,
H en-ry,
Ge-orge,
H a-rry,
H ar-vey,
W ill-jam ,
Fred-rick,
Al-hert,
Rat-ph,
Ea-rle.
Ro-bert,
The-o-dore,
Jam -es,
Fran k,
Jack ,
John*
Ben-ja-m in,
Dan-iel,
Pc-tcrp
Rice,
Lou-is,
Lew ds,
H ow -ard,
Or-villej

ath-eh-een,
eh-en,
el-eh-nor,
or-ah-ec,
ru-bee,
an,
an-el'in.
ee-ith,
au,
en-ree,
je-or,
ha-ree,
ar-vec,
iLyem,
ed-ick,
al-u r,
al-eph,
ur-el,
ah-ur,
e-o-or.
am-ez,
an,
ak,
aim,
en-a-in#
an-el,
ee-ur,
n,
u-is.
u-is,
ah-ar.
or-il,

H E A D IN G

382, 341 and 505


341 and 341
3 4 1,3 4 1 and 273
273,452 and SOS
306 and 505
382
382, 34r and 403
505 and 323
476
34r and 505
341 and 273
382 and 505
452 and 505
323 and 341
341 and 323
382 and 426
382 and 341
426 and 341
452 and 426
505, 273, and 273
361 and 34*
382
382
452
341 382 and 403
382 and 341
SOS and 426
403
306 and 323
306 and 323
452 and 452
273 and 323

NAM ES

B y reference to the foregoing lists one w ill find it easy to determine


the proper vibratory numbers o f a name according to their vowels. Let
us take the name M ary W ilson as an exam ple. W e find that M ary has
two vowel sounds and W ilson has two. W e w rite the name, therefore, as
follow s, putting down on one line the name, under it the vowel sounds,
and under them the vibratory numbers o r key num bers;
M ary
W ilson
M ay-ree W il-son
ay-ree
il-un
3^ 1,505 323, 426
F B Dff Gff
B y this method we discover that the vowel sounds o f the two names
equal the vibratory numbers o f 361, 505, 323 and 426; and the key notes
arc F , B, Dff and Gff. T h is gives us what is required to read the mystical
interpretation of the name M ary W ilson,

L et us take another nam e:


W illiam
W ill-iam
il-ycm
323,34 L
DJt E

Ju d son Cleveland
Jud-son Cleve-land
uri-un
ce-an
426,426, 505,3^2
Gif Gif
B F3

Another e x am p le :
H arry B,
H a-ry B.
ha-rec bee
382,S<>Si 505,
FJt B
B

Datishaucr
D an s-h au -er

an-ah^ur
382,452,426
Fff A G t

In this name wc have an initial. Initials, when pronounced, have


whatever vow el sound w e give them. In English we give the follow ing
sounds when pronouncing In itials:
A. 361, R 505, C. 505, D, 505, E . 505, E* 34U G* S&5- H . 34'* I. 403, L
361, K . 361, L . 341, M. 34L N. 34", O. 273, P- 5<>5, G 306, R- 452, S . 34 L T .
55t U . 306, V* 505, W . (double-11) 426-426-306, X . 341, Y . 403, Z. 505.
T h ese vibratory numbers are to be given to the consonants ( B , C, D,
F , G, H , J , K , U M , N , P, Q, R , 5 , T , V , W , X , Z ) only when used as
Initials and pronounced in the use o f a person s name. When these con
sonants occur in a name they are not used, for the vowels in the name are
then figured in the vibratory values, rather than the consonants. Note
that W is equivalent to three vowel sounds when pronouncing that initial,
double-u, or tfou-hle-u, and therefore, has the value of 426, 426 and 306;
but this applies only when the initial W is used, and not when w appears
in a name or word,
A ft e r we have written the name and under the vowel sounds ?nd
then the vibratory numbers and key notes, we are ready to refer to the
next step and give a very interesting reading of the influences, attraclcd
by the speaking oF the name.
THE

S IG N IF IC A N C E

OF

THE

N U M BERS

T Y P E NUM BERS

I*

O ne ,

T h is is the passive, though pow erful number, since it represents the


creative force lying dormant aw aiting the spark o f energy which will make
it active. It is the first point o f the triangle, and in a circle is the begin
ning o f the line, the point from which the line wilt be ma.de.
In human nature it expresses and represents a soul awaiting illum ina
tion or a mind not yet inspired. It also represents a brain with many and
strong inclinations and talents, the most pow erful of which have not been
developed. In emotions it represents passions lying dormant to such an
extent that it m ay seem as though deep love, deep devotion, loyalty,
patriotism, and other enobling emotions m ay be absen t; but these can be
fanned into fu ry or even extrem e by the right spark,

In the affairs o f the man or woman having this number as a type


num ber, business will alw ays seem to he at a standstill fo r the lack o f
initiative, H e or she will do well in planning o r scheming great things,
even to making useful inventions and dreaming in the abstract; but it
w ill alw ays appear as though a partner is needed to carry out the business
plans, push the invention, o r materialize the dreams. Detail w ork can he
done so fa r as planning is concerned; in fact, the mind would take care o f
details better than any other m ind; but the great force, energy and push
needed to achieve the great goal is lacking.
In the aura of such a person we would find an outward impression
that the person was completely negative. T h is impression upon others
would lead them ta think that ambition was too reserved o r lackin g; the
lover would believe there w as no possibility o f response; and the business
man would feel that there was no desire to w o rk Th e physician will find
that such a person is more or less negative to all form s of treatment
especially drug treatments. T h e nature is cold, somewhat indifferent and
not attuned to cosmic forces. T h is m ay not alw ays appear on the sur
face, fo r the person m ay strive hard to make a different, though false,
impression rather than have other notice what is true o f the real nature.
A ll that such a nature requires to change these conditions is to so
alter the name as to make the T yp e Num ber equal T w o or any number
above One,
2.

T wo,

T liis is the creative, active number fo r it represents the great vital


force, the energizing power, which, added to one ( i ) , stirs into life those
things which are dormant in number I.
It typifies the person who has all the qualities o f I alive and active.
Such a person has the mind and brain to scheme and plan, study and
devise, dream and create, as indicated by number i, but also the ability,
the energy and the determination to m aterialize these things and make a
success o f them.
In emotions a number 2 is fu lly developed, often to a degree not
appreciated by those who know him or her best; fo r having a good mind
and an active brain he o r she m ay easily control the emotions at such
times as necessity o r diplomacy directs. But the number 2 has a wonder
fu l capacity fo r lo v in g ; devotion, loyalty, tenderness, gratitude and un
selfishness are other qualities which m ark such a person. T h e passions
are w ell controlled so that they function on the proper plane.
A number two can unite with a number one person and make a great
success o f any affair so long as it meets with the m oral principles o f
num ber tw o ; for a number two is religiously inclined (though perhaps
unorthodox), strangely m ystical and divine, having a well-balanced attunement and adjustm ent with the cosmic and the ability to draw upon the
cosmic fo r the force and energy h i' requires. II is principles are, there
fore, idealistic* humanitarian and ro t influenced moldy b** man-made laws.
In all things he is a proper combination o f negative and positive, and can
use either o f these qualities at will fo r the w orl; he wishes to do. T his

makes him or her a good liealer {according to his knowledge of the occult
la w s) and makes him have an aura which is pleasing to ailto both
negative and positive person or to those, like him self, who have both
qualities at the same time* T herefore, a number 2 is popular, pleasing, well
liked, to be trusted, a good friend, a loyal partner and a true mystic,
3,

h ree.

Th e number three represents the third point of Lhc triangle, the point
where m anifestations occur.
A person having this number m ay be
"spiritual or "psychic11 as some say, but it is because they live a subjective
life, extrem ely emotional, being an extrem e of number i, but having the
tendency to m anifest the dreamy, scheming, planning mind in w avs which
are not practical (ju st the opposite of number 2 ). T ru ly these persons
bear V oices" and see im pressions", but they lack a well-balanced interpre
tation of them and attribute all that they sense to laws and principles
which they cannot define*
But number three does manifest- In other words, a number three is a
living testimonial of the fact of subjective atluncment, They make good
mediums, good seers and good psychics (using the word in its common
sense). They are, therefore, living manifestations* They are easily influ
enced by others' auras, by the emanations o f others' magnetism and by
every cosmic and planetary vibration. They make good mind readers and
are often excellent in diagnosing another's physical or mental condition,
but lack the practical mind to know what to do to relieve the conditions*
Th ey are also o f a nervous-mental temperament and suffer from th is;
fo r their nerves are highly strung, as the term goes, and the health is not
robust and balanced*
Such persons should change the name so as to reduce the type numF>er
to two (2 ) by rem oving the influences o f 1, o r by adding to the number
3 until it is 5 or 6 or 7*
4.

our.

Th is number gives us a purely material type o f mind and brain. It is


the extrem e of number two, lacking lhc qualities of number 1, In other
words, while such a mind m ay scheme o r plan, it seldom drram s and very
seldom receives any impressions or inspiration from the cosmic. It may
have what it calls sudden inspirations which it m ay attribute to divine or
other external sources, hut in truth all such so-called inspirations arc
born in its own m aterialistic brain.
Persons whose type number is four will be found to be busily en
gaged in worldly matters or else planning to be so engaged. T h ey seldom
find real and lasting happiness, fo r they are ever "sq u ared " and rqcctmg a
point where they must turn at an angle and start a new line of direction,
thought or endeavor. T h ey m ay am ass wealth, m ay have fine homes and
all the material things o f life, but they ever lack the divine and psychic
and even have little appreciation of what these things are*
In health such persons are robust and hr emotions and sentiments
they are like unto animals. Refinement and education m ay soften and

add culture to the inborn qualities of 4, but they remain in existence un


less the number 4 is changed in the name by adding to or subtracting
from the type number. A n attempt to change a 4 into a 2, suddenly, will
be too drastic and prove detrimental. A nd a change from 4 to 3 would
be ridiculous and soon set aside. It would be better to develop o r change
the 4 to a five (5 ) for a while and then to a 2 and later to a 3, should such
a final change ever be desired.
5* F ive .
This is a strange number, since it is the number of the Cross and
represents Crucifixion. Persons having this as a type number generally
have an uphill road in life. A t every turn the C ross is met and has to
be overcome. Obstacles in the w a y " seems to be the constant cry o f
these persons, yet they often accomplish much jn the world despite all
obstacles. Still, whenever a 5 has attained success and is really "m aking
good" against all odds, you will find that they have the Cross to ca rry
in the form of some aged or infirm one to support, heavy debts to pay,
constant law suits, or other means o f using more money or more effort
than others seem to have.
Persons with 5 as the type number also appear to be the fifth wheel
in the wagon, as the saying goes, ever being in the middle like a pivot on
which many affairs turn, but never being o f great value to the one in the
middle who must bear the brunt o f it all. I f deep and perplexing prob
lems were rare jewels, a number 5 would be richly blessed.
In health they usually suffer from some one chronic trouble, from
which or as a result o f which all other mental or physical and even
some business and social troubles arc born. In their auras they impress
others with the idea that they have some hidden past, some "skeleton in
the closet o r some great secret work which they must hide, when there
may be nothing o f the kind. It is because the mind is constantly perturbed
by the Cross that such an aura exists about them.
These persons learn to be very practical, economical and arc not
biased. T h ey often become religiously inclined and are like unto 2 in
being good planners and practical workers. B ut they are so kept with
their noses to the wheel that the spiritual seldom finds them unoccupied
long enough to enjoy it.
6.

S ix .

H ere is a fine number. It represents a person well balanced, mystical*


psychic or m aterialistic, but just a little o f each as occasion requires and
alw ays ready to be convinced. T h e mind of such a person is ever seeking
the truth in both realm s and h open to honest discussion and conviction.
T h ese persons require only the proper environment or education to
make o f them what they can be. T h ey can become good w orkers in any
business or field and generally are steadfast in that which they believe is
right, fair and square.
In health they are usually very well, soon recovering from any trouble
unless ignorance (lack o f education) has prevented them from knowing
what they should do. Y et they are resourceful and seem to have a

psychic sense of what should be done and what should not be done. T hey
seldom enthuze over anything, appearing to be too conservative and quiet.
Th e impression they make on any one through their auras is that o f
being sane and sensible, carefu l and dignified, honest and sincere, hard
working, and sympathetic with all who seem to understand Lliem.
7*

evf. n .

This is the occult number and lias alw ays been the strangest number
o f all. It typifies a person who goes out o f his w ay to delve into the
m ystical; one who lives a mystic life o f his or her own choosing because
they like it and find in it that happiness which they cannot find elsewhere.
In business and social affairs they m ay seem to be at their best or
they may be failures. T o them it m atters not. I f they can have sufficient
to live upon they are satisfied.
Y e t what they
call sufficient many would
call far too little. T h ey m ay, at times, strive to cam or make m ore of
the material things o f life, but they find the "gettin g" is not worth the
loss of other things which they love more.
In health they are usually well, though they suffer at times through
neglect. T h e y do not believe in the use o f drugs, haye little thought o f
conventions, or health rules and customs. T o them nature is good, con
structive and well able to take care o f all life 's needs and nothing else
w ill take the place o f nature.
In social and other affairs these persons give the impression o f being
"stTangeM, if not eccentric. They have pleasing personalities when in
company with those they love, but when in the presence o f m aterialists or
grossly vulgar they make themselves disliked,
T o be practical successes in life these persons should ch arge the name
so that the type number will be 2.
8.

tght.

These persons are an extrem e o f number 4, but with the addition


that they attract the unscrupulous, the dishonest and the cruel, T hey
should alter their names sufficiently to bring the type number to some
other. T h ey have their good qualities, hut these are overshadowed by the
evil influences o f 8, Since these can be changed they should be changed.
I f the person does not m in t fhetn changed, then there is sufficient evidence
that he o r she enjoys and finds profit in the evil influences. One can
then draw their own conclusions. H ow ever, one will find that the average
number 8 is alw ays seeking and ready to have jo w e change in the influ
ences they have been fighting against fo r years. T h ey know their weak
nesses and will welcome a change.
g.

ik e

T h is is the number o f the sweet persons on earth whose lives are


devoted to quietly and simply helping others and bringing to earth peace
and happiness fo r all.
It Is the number o f resurrection, o f attainment, o f a karm a being
compensated through kindness and good-will.

These persons, whether in the home or business, social or even down


and out" world of failures* are ever happy and ever spreading good cheer.
T h ey will give gladly of their own and even do without necessities if
others will benefit.
In health they are well until a fter middle life when a time comes
for ending the excessively diligent life. These persons are always active
and use up a great deal o f energy in w ays which are not profitable to
themselves and detrimental to their health.
Y ou will find these people associated with sincere charitable move
ments, with asylum s and oLher institutions where education or relief is
given in the name of humanity. They do their work without the hope of
reward and often do not permit others to know o f their acts.
They live in a world when alone which is quite distinct, and apart
from the material world. T h ey fe d , at lim es, as though they had attained
some strange height and love to dwell in thought in that realm. In this
regard they are like unto number i, or number 3 ; but are practical.
They make good musicians, artists, nurses, w riters and w orkers in
such fields as offer an opportunity to express the finer inspirations and
the more human notes o f existence*
THE

VO CAL

N U M BERS

T h e follow ing numbers are of the vowel sounds and express points
o f character as fo llo w s:
273.

290,

306*

323-

34J*

Expresses attunement with the first principles* the beginning of


things, the finer forces, refinement and culture, elegance, cleanli
ness, softness, sweetness, tenderness, etc. A d ds tone to quality and
soul to the expression. A ttracts the more noble impulses in self
and others,
E xp resses energy, ambition, fire, passion (controllable), desire,
enthusiasm and whole-hearted co-operation with the active impulses
of nature's forces. B rings power and energy lo do and vitality to
continue to do. Dispells laziness and indolence, indifference and
failure,
E xp resses kindness toward others, the desire to aid and assist,
help and support the weak and sick, poor and humble. Gives
charitable and tolerant views, reasonable and logical thinking and
action in all cases. M akes a good ju dge o f law or art, science or
principle. B rings jo y in thc^ doing o f simple th in gs; makes fo r
economy, prevention of w aste or extravagance, and adds attunement with the finer forces.
E x p resses a nature which is at odds with itself, fo r it is ever
attempting too much and trying to do too many things at one time.
B rin g s wasted energy and action and lack of possible success through
lack of concentration. A diligent worker, but without system or
m ethod; accomplishes lin k with continued effort and much sacri
fice.
t
Expresses a nature which finds itself best attuned with the m a
terial affairs of life. It gives a deep love fo r important materia!

3 6 1.

382*

403.

426.

452*
476.

505.

work, making for necessities ami a general upbuilding of the civil


ized implements and productive tools of the world. Not necessarily
a materialist in thought, but a hard worker who finds great ma
terial tilings fasllv molded in his hands and rapidly grow ing into
m arvels o f human accomplishment.
E xpresses the nature of a mystic who has at last found the divine
attunemcnti a fter many years of test and trial in other incarnations
perhaps. T h is nature is divine, true, subjective, and yet practical.
T h is is a nature which can go about its daily work and feel all
the joys o f earth life and yet in a moment's notice attune itself
with the cosmic and enjoy the sublime.
E xpresses the deep study nature, (he seeker, the nature which is
ever inquiring, not through doubt or skepticism, but because it
wants to ktiow and be sure. It has a w onderful reasoning, a wellbalanced judgment, an acute discernment, much intuition and a
love of mysticism and m ystery, the inexplicable and the weird, I t
seeks to make the mysterious explainable and the m ystical become
sci cntific.
E xpresses a religious nature, one which is ever clean and whole
some and prepared to be associated with religious work.churches,
monasteries, sectarian schools, etc. T h e religious nature may not
show exoterically, but it is ever present and best known to the
person experiencing it.
E xp resses knowledge, acquired through ages and incarnations of the
past, A mind that is well trained, analytical and having a fine
memory. Apt at languages, sciences, history, and profound subjects,
E xpresses a simple nature, sweet and lovable, seldom deeply angered*
tranquil, peaceful and kind.
Expresses a serious nature, one which Is ever quiet, in deep study
when alone arid even when in company. Fin ds little enjoyment in
life except when it is paid for*
E xpresses a love nature well developed, seeking a deep love in
return. Perhaps a little too idealistic in the love desired thereby
preventing a realization o f what is at band, hut responsive to many
o f the firrer emotions o f life. W ill give the love nature o f a mother
and the tenderness o f a devoted lover.
R E A D IN G A N A M E

N ow let us proceed to read a name. We will take the name M ary


W ilson, used as ?n example on a preceding page. We found that M ary
W ilson divided itself into four vowel sounds the numbers o f which were
3fo, 505, 3^3 and 426.
T o read this name w c shall first interpret the vowel numbers accord
ing to the outline o f them given on the preceding page. W c find, there
fo re, that, a fter a carefu l study of 3(11, 505, 3A3 a (1d 426 that M ary W ilson
would attract influences which would affect her nature so as to give the
follow ing attributes: she has a m ystical nature, finely attuned, happy in
the thought o f living, lovable with a well-developed love nature seeking
response to the pureness o f her love so u l Y e t she is using her energy and

wasting; much of her good health in attempting to do too many things at


one time. Lacking system and method, her diligent w ork counts for less
than it should. T h is is especially to be regretted since she has a good
education, an analytical mind and a good memory and could become sys
tematic. She would do well to study languages and devote her time to the
higher education.
H aving found all this frotn the four vowels o f her name, we will now
proceed to find her T Y P E N U M B E R . T h is number is found by adding
the digits of the vowel numbers of her name, tliusly,
361 505 323 426 = 40 = 4
B y adding the 3 to the 6 and the I and then the 5 ( etc.* the total of 40
is attained and this in turn is reduced to its simplest number, which is 4,
T h is 4 is, then, the T Y P E N U M B E R o f the name M ary W ilson. B y re
ferrin g to the descriptions or Type Num bers as given on a preceding page,
w e find that number 4 gives the follow ing n atu re: (R ead the description
o f number 4 on page 2 5 ), Please note that the type number description
thus given indicates that the divine attunement which M ary Wilson re
ceives through the vowel M a (3 6 1) has been offset and .neutralized by the
other vibrations, especially by the combination o f M ay and ree o f the first
name. IE this person could be persuaded to change her first natne to M aybelle her first name vowel numbers would be 361 and 341. T h e change o f
505 to 341 would give better ability to cope with the material things and
it would charge the Type Num ber of the name to 1 1 , which equals 2 (add
ing the two digits together). B y referrin g to the description of the Type
Num bers we find that Type 2 would be better fo r M ary W ilson's life than
that described before.
Turning again to M ary W ilson's name wc find that under the vowel
numbers of her name we had placed the following* the musical key notes,
F . B , Dtt and G J, T h is indicates that these notes will prove harmonious
to her nature and when ill will help to relieve her strained mental or
physical condition.
( A complete book on the harmonics o f music and the use of music and
colors in the curing o f diseases will he published later as a sequel or fu r
ther part o f this work on N atural H arm onics.)
B y reference to the large Chart numbered O N E , folded in this book,
we find that vibrations numbered 361, 505, 323 and 426 have certain chem
icals and colors attributed to them. These colors, where any exist and the
chemicals as shown, belong to this name and will be found beneficial to
the person (a s described in future w orks on this subject).
A ll in all we can find a great deal from M ary W ilson's name, but
some other things are also indicated, I f M ary W ilson wishes to find a
companionable friend o r a lover of her own nature, she must seek one
whose name contains vowel number or musical key-notes in sympathy with
her own. Since M ary's musical key notes are F . B. D l and Gtf, the sym
pathetic notes arc found as fo llo w s:
R u le : Each note of the keyboard has its affinity in a 3rd, 5th o r 7th
note above or below it. Th e 8th note above or below it will give a nature

exactly like it and therefore neutralizing and to be avoided in selecting a


w ife or husband, companion, partner or friend,
T h e first key note of M ary's name is F. The 3rd note above or below
it is either G# or D, The next key note o f her name is B. The 3rd note
above or below that is either D or G fl. Th e next key nolc of M ary's name
is DU, T h e 3rd note above or below that is cither F# or C, Then we can
take the 5th note above or below of each of the key notes o f M ary s name
until we find what notes are repeated the most often as sympathetic notes.
These we would use in selecting names for her friends or her children, fo r
selecting her colors, etc.
T h is system does not take into consideration the birth date or the
birth year as do some num ber systems. Planetary influences w ill be e x
plained in another book on the H arm onics later.

IN OUR NEXT ISSUE


We will publish in our next Issue of
C R O M A A T one of the S t r a n g e s t
S t o r i e s ever brought to life.
It constitutes one of the few Ancient
Traditions of our Order, and recounts
the wierd, startling, and yet Sacred
experiences of our Imperator, on his
return from Toulouse to Paris, in the
year 1909.
Illustrated with original
etchings and historic symbols.
This is a Story you will never forget,
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Other Instructive Articles also.
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Q U ESTIO N S A N D A N SW E R S
Q. Please give an answer to the follow ing language problem s. H ow
shall i translate the follow ing English phrases or words into the R . C.
language?
W ill not b e ; m istakes; request; corrections; h elp fu l; position; $25*
to w a rd s; F u n d ; earn.
A* T h e follow ing translations will serve best: esar, to be (in present
tense),
to be (in future sense) equaling w ill be. ne-esos, not will be,
or will not be* li t or 0 is the singular for mistake (eror) ; by adding the
plural termination of t instead of ot we have erori (erro rs) mistakes.
Dentando is the noun for a request which is im perative; prego is the noun
fo r a request which is politely made,one fo r which you pray or plead ;
the phrase "I request" (present tense) would be written me pregos and
to request (infinitive mood o f the present tense) will be written me pregar. Corrections is written korektigi (meaning ihings created by causing
them to be corrected (k orcl.t). H elpful can be written by noting that the
root fo r help is h elp ; anything which is helpful cither fu ll o f help (ind i
cated by the suffix os) or is in d itied to help (indicated by the suffix etn) ;
therefore helpful may be written heipasa or hetpema according to the de
gree of helpfulness intended or contained in the thing. Position* meaning
situation, should he written
if meaning a spot, the word loteo
should be used. $25. cannot be translated in any language which does
not have a monetary system ; the figures 25, are the same in many lan
g u a g e , and the $ sign is undcrstod in many languages ; if you intend to say
$25, to the person to whom you are writing, and that person knows the
value o f the $ sign, then why translate the $25? T ow ard should be con
sidered as a form o f to3 meaning direction, and translated l)y ad. Fund
may be considered as a collection of money or monies and therefore may
he translated as moiti. Earn, meaning deserve, can be translated by the
w ord m eritvr,to merit.
Q. When will our O rder establish the Rosaccrucian College in this
country which every country h a s; and what will it teach?
A . The Rosaecrudan College for A m erica is now being planned at
the new site selected for our permanent Supreme Grand Lodge Temple in
N ew Y ork. The college will be known as the A M O R C C O L L E G E . That
name will convey little to the stranger, but will mean a great deal to ou r
m em bers; therefore we can conceal ourselves tinder a proper and appro
priate name. In fact the building and grounds in New Y o rk where will
be located the college will have the name Am orc College and no o th er;
there w ill be but one symbol seen, the triangle with the Cross within it.
T h e College will cover a complete course in all the subjects allied with the
tachings of our O rder and in addition thereto afford rooms, laboratories
and dormitories fo r those who wish to, remain at the College fo r any
length o f time and pursue certain experim ents or perfect certain applica
tions of those laws. The sessions will be daily except Saturday, Sunday
and holidays. Only those above the Fourth D egree and having a definite
purpose in studying, such as giving treatments professionally or w orking in
biology, chemistry, etc., will be permitted to attend Ibis College.